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Behavior Modification: Principles & Procedures

Author(s): Raymond G. Miltenberger

ISBN: 9789353503376

6th Edition

Copyright: 2016

India Release: 2019


Binding: Paperback

Pages: 688

Trim Size: 241 x 181 mm

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BEHAVIOR MODIFICATION: PRINCIPLES AND PROCEDURES, Sixth Edition, uses a precise, step-by-step, scientific approach to explain human behavior. Case studies and examples illustrate key principles.

  • "Self-Assessment Questions" throughout the text are designed to help students assess their understanding of the material by giving them the chance to work with familiar, everyday examples of behavior from tables. In most cases, answers are presented immediately following the question.
  • "Application Exercises" at the end of each procedures chapter (Chapters 2, 3, and 9–25) provide real-life cases followed by questions that ask students to apply the procedures that are described. "Misapplication Exercises" follow each of the "Application Exercises," providing case studies that ask students to analyze what's wrong with the procedure being applied to the case. Answers to both sets of exercises appear in the Instructor's Manual.
  • Quizzes are placed at the end of the book on color-tabbed and perforated pages so that they can easily be removed, completed, and submitted.
  • Miltenberger presents a wide variety of examples using different populations in multiple settings-including college students, school-age children, and people with developmental disabilities-providing a uniquely wide lens through which to consider behavior modification principles.
  • This edition has been updated throughout with recent references.
  • Chapter-opening questions, which relate to topics that will be covered, are paralleled in the chapter summaries to reinforce students' review and retention of the material.
  • The chapters on behavioral principles (Chapters 4–8) and procedures (Chapters 9–25) include a "For Further Reading" feature. Each of these features identifies and briefly describes one or more interesting articles relevant to the chapter content, and provides citations. Instructors can assign these articles for extra credit or when more advanced students are using the textbook.
  • This edition includes numerous new references, more self-assessment questions, and a number of new terms and their definitions.

1. Introduction to Behavior Modification.

2. Observing and Recording Behavior.

3. Graphing Behavior and Measuring Change.

4. Reinforcement.

5. Extinction.

6. Punishment.

7. Stimulus Control: Discrimination and Generalization.

8. Respondent Conditioning.

9. Shaping.

10. Prompting and Transfer of Stimulus Control.

11. Chaining.

12. Behavioral Skills Training Procedures.

13. Understanding Problem Behaviors through Functioning Assessments.

14. Applying Extinction.

15. Differential Reinforcement.

16. Antecedent Control Procedures.

17. Using Punishment: Time-out and Response Cost.

18. Positive Punishment Procedures and the Ethics of Punishment.

19. Promoting Generalization.

20. Self-Management.

21. Habit Reversal Procedures.

22. The Token Economy.

23. Behavioral Contracts.

24. Fear and Anxiety Reduction Procedures.

25. Cognitive Behavior Modifications.

Raymond G. Miltenberger

Raymond G. Miltenberger received his Ph.D. in clinical psychology in 1985 from Western Michigan University. He is currently a professor and director of the Applied Behavior Analysis Program at the University of South Florida. Dr. Miltenberger conducts applied behavior analysis research with his students and publishes widely in the areas of sports and fitness, safety skills training and functional assessment and treatment of behavioral disorders. He is a fellow of the Association for Behavior Analysis International and the American Association for Advancement of Science. Dr. Miltenberger has won numerous awards for teaching, researching and mentoring.